This is Vesta, the biggest asteroid in the asteroid belt, after Ceres, promoted to the dwarf planet category in 2006. It does not look like much compared with the moon, but if that “tiny” rock was on the surface of the earth, it would occupy the land of a whole country like Belgium and would stand from the earth past the orbit of the ISS.
On the same day at 21 hours I make the second observation. I went to the north of the city trying to escape from the smoky sky, but it was still affected by few thin layers of clouds. Despite the mediocre transparency I could see stars of about ̴4.20 magnitude close to Gemini. Vesta had traveled couple of Arc minutes to the west, still close to the reference stars I used the previous night.
I put together both observations in a GIF in an attempt to show the path of the asteroid in two nights. I hope you find this useful in your search of the Asteroid and wish you a good time looking at the sky.
Edited by: Jennifer Steinberg (editor in chief)